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-6- (Any one of the six courses to be offered)
-6(Any one of the six courses to be offered)
LIST OF COMPLEMENTARY COURSES OFFERED BY SOCIOLOGY
( For B.Sc. Programmes)
Course I: Public Health and Social Epidemiology
Semester Code no. of the Course Title of the Course
I
SOC1 C. 13
II
SOC2 C. 14
III
SOC3 C. 15
IV
SOC4 C. 16
No. of Hours per week No. of Credits
Basic Principles of Sociology
3
3
3
3
Role of Media in health Services
3
3
Public Health and Social Epidemiology
3
3
Introductory to Indian Sociology
Course II: Role of Culture in Human Society
Semester Code no. of the Course Title of the Course
No. of Hours per week
No. of Credits
I
SOC1 C. 13
Basic Principles of Sociology
3
3
II
SOC2 C. 14
Introductory to Indian Sociology
3
3
III
SOC3 C. 15
Role of Media in health Services
3
3
IV
SOC4 C. 17
Role of Culture in Human Society
3
3
(Any one of the two courses to be offered)
***********
SYLLABUS OF COURSES FOR B.A. PROGRAMME IN SOCIOLOGY
***********
(CORE AND ELECTIVE)
CORE COURSE
SOC1 B.01 METHODOLOGY AND PERSPECTIVES OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
No of credits: 4
Objectives
-71. Identify the main concerns of social science disciplines
2. Articulate the basic theories prevalent across disciplines
3. Understand qualitative and quantitative models within the social sciences
4. To learn to apply the methods and theories of social sciences to contemporary issues
5. Critically read popular and periodical literature from a social science perspective
MODULE I INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL SCIENCES
I.1. MODULE III OBJECTIVITY IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
Social Sciences- Its Emergence: Philosophical Foundations-Middle ages, Renaissance,
Enlightenment and Development of Scientific spirit
I.2. Theories on the nature of society: Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Rousseau
I.3. Relevance of the Social Science in understanding and solving contemporary problems
MODULE II SURVEY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
II.1. Social Science: Characteristics, Nature and Scope
II.2. Different Branches of Social Sciences: History, Politics, Economics, Sociology,
Anthropology (Definition, Subject matter, Methodology)
II.3. Inter disciplinary and Multidisciplinary approaches in Social Sciences.
MODULE III OBJECTIVITY IN SOCIAL SCIENCES
I.1. Objectivity in Social Sciences
III.2. Limits to objectivity in Social Sciences.
III.3. Ethical issues in Social Sciences
MODULE IV: APPROACHES AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE STUDY OF INDIAN SOCIETY
IV.1. Major Approaches: Evolutionary, Indological, Structural, Dialectical and Integrated Approach
IV.2. Major Contributions: Dominant Caste-M. N. Srinivas, Purity and pollution-Louis
Dumont, Household dimensions of Family- A. M. Shah
-8Reference
Kundu, Abhijit, The Social Sciences: Methodology and Perspectives, Pearson, New Delhi
Hunt, Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society, 13e, Pearson
Perry, Contemporary Society: An Introduction to Social Science, 12e, Pearson
Porta, Donatella Della and Micheal Keating, Approaches and Methodologies in the Social
Sciences A Pluralistic Perspective, Cambridge University Press, Delhi 2008
Natraj, VK et al, “Social Science: Dialogue for Revival” Economic and Political Weekly,
August 18 2001, pp 328-3133
Weber, Max “Objectivity in Social Sciences and Social Policy” in Mark J smith (ed),
Philosophy and Methodology of Social Sciences Vol II, Sage, New Delhi 2005
Sujata Patel et al (ed), Thinking Social Science in India , Sage , New Delhi 2002
Dhanagare .D. N., Themes and Perspectives in Indian Society
Singh, Yogendra, Modernisation of Indian Tradition
Fletcher, Ronald, The Making of Sociology Vol I
Adams, Bert. N, Sociological Theory
Ahuja, Ram, Indian Social System, Rawat Publications, Delhi
CORE COURSE
SOC2 B. 02 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
No. of credits: 4
Objectives
1. To understand the basic concepts and the major concerns of sociology.
2. To understand the relationship between culture, personality and society.
3. To identify the nature and characteristics of social processes.
MODULE I BASICS OF SOCIOLOGY
-9I.1. Nature, Scope, Significance
I.2. Basic Concepts: Society, Community, Institution, Social Structure, Social System,
Social Groups, Social Organisation
MODULE II SOCIALISATION
II.1. Definition, Features
II.2. Stages of Socialisation, Agencies of Socialisation
II.3. Social Norms: Conformity, Deviance, Needs of Social Control
MODULE III CULTURE, PERSONALITY AND SOCIETY
III.1. Definition of Culture
III.2. Material Culture and Non Material Culture, Cultural lag
III.3. Relationship between Culture, Personality and Society
MODULE IV SOCIAL PROCESS
IV.1. Social Process: Associative- Cooperation, Accommodation, Assimilation, Interaction
IV.2. Social Process: Dissociative- Competition, Conflict, Contravention, Isolation
Reference
Bottomore. T. B, Sociology
Peter Worsley, Introducing Sociology
Macionis, Sociology, 10e
Macionis, Sociology: A Global Introduction, 5/e
MacIver, Society – An Introductory Analysis
Kingsley Davis, Human Society
Tony Bilton, Introductory Sociology
Vidya Bhushan &D.R. Sachdeva, An Introduction to Sociology
Jamen. M. Henslin, Essentials of Sociology
-10Anthony Giddens, Sociology
CORE COURSE
SOC3 B.O3 SOCIAL INFORMATICS
No. of credits: 4
Objectives
1. To review the basic concepts and functional knowledge in the field of informatics
2. To review functional knowledge in a standard office package and popular utilities
3. To create awareness about social issues and concerns related to informatics
4. To impart the skills to enable students to use digital knowledge resources in learning
MODULE I OVERVIEW OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
I.1. Features of modern personal computer and peripherals: Hardware and Software
I.2. Major operating systems and application software: DOS and Windows,
Uses of MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and SPSS
I.3. Open access initiatives and free software movement
MODULE II KNOWLEDGE SKILL FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
II.1. Internet as a knowledge repository: World Wide Web, Search engines, Academic
search techniques and academic websites
II.2. Use of IT in teaching: Academic services- INFLIBNET, NICNET, BRNET
II.3. Basic concepts of IPR, Copy rights and Patents, Internet plagiarism
MODULE III SOCIAL INFORMATICS
III.1. Relevance of informatics in society
III.2. Social Cybernetics, Information society, Cyber ethics
III.3. Impact of IT on social interactions: e-groups, virtual communities and blogging
III.4. IT and social development
-11MODULE IV MAJOR ISSUES RELATED TO INFORMATICS
IV.1. Piracy issues, Cyber crime, Cyber Security and Cyber Laws
IV.2. New threats of IT industry: Information overload, Cyber addictions, Health issues
IV.3. E wastes and Green Computing
Reference
Pearson, Technology in Action
Rajaraman V, Introduction to information Technology, Prentice Hall
Alexis Leon & Mathew Leon, Computers today, Leon Vikas
Peter Notion, Introduction to Computers, Indian adapted edition
George Perry, SAMS Teach Yourself Open office org, SAMS
Alexis Leon & Mathew Leon, Fundamentals of Information Technology
Armand Mathew, The Information Society, London Sage Publications
Ajai S Gaur, Statistical methods for Practice and Research, New Delhi, Response books
Web resources:
www.fgcu.edu/support/office2000
www.openoffice.org
www.microsoft.com/office
www.lgta.org
www.learnthenet.com
CORE COURSE
SOC.3 B.04 FOUNDATION OF SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES
No. of credits: 4
Objectives
1. To provide an understanding of the historical condition in which sociology originated and developed.
2. To understand the intellectual and philosophical foundations of Sociological theories and
contributions of Classical theorists to Sociology.
-12MODULE I FORMATION OF SOCIOLOGICAL THOUGHT
I.1. Emergence of Sociology- Social background: French Revolution, Decline of Estate
System, Emergence of Capitalism and Establishment of Democracy in Europe.
I.2. Intellectual background: Scientific revolution, Freedom of thought, Efforts to interpret
Social change, Need for a new social science
I.3. Philosophical background: Enlightenment, Contributions of Rousseau, Montesquieu,
Saint Simon (in brief)
MODULE II FOUNDERS OF SOCIOLOGICAL THOUGHT
II.1. Auguste Comte : Concept of Society & Sociology, Methodology-positivism.
II.2. Herbert Spencer : Concept of Society & Social change, Methodology –Organic analogy.
II.3. Karl Marx: Concept of Social Change-Relations of Production, Forces of Production
and Mode of Production, Class and Class Conflict, Methodology – Dialectical Materialism
MODULE III: DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE
III.1. Contributions of Emile Durkheim: Development of Modern Sociology,
Methodology- Study of Social Facts
III.2. Durkheim as a functionalist
III.3. Theorising Modern Societies: Social Solidarity and Division of Labour, Theory of Suicide
MODULE IV: DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIOLOGICAL METHOD
IV.1. Contributions of Max Weber: Sociology as the study of Social Action-Verstehen Method
IV.2. Major concerns: Power, Authority, Rationality, Religion and Economy- Protestants Ethics
IV.3. Concept of Modern Societies: Iron cage of Rationality and Bureaucracy.
Reference
Adams, Bert and R.A. Sydie. 2001.Sociological Theory. Thousand Oaks,C.A: Pine Forge Press.
Abraham and Morgan, Classical Social Thought Ashley, Sociological Theory Classical Statements, 6e,
Pearson
-13Collins, Randall. 1986 c. Weberian Social Theory. Cambridge: University Press.
Coser, Lewis. 1977, Masters of Sociological Thought, 2nd ed. New York: Harcourt, Brace &
Jovanovich.
Delaney, Tim. 2008, Contemporary Social Theory, Investigation and Application. New York
Prentice Hall.
Good, Erich. 1988. Sociology, 2nd Edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Judge, Foundations of Classical Sociological Theory, Pearson
Ritzer, George. 1985. ‘The Rise of Micro Sociological Theory’. Sociological Theory. Boston:
Mc Graw Hill.
Ritzer, George. 2000 d. Sociological Theory. 5th ed. Boston: Mc Graw Hill.
Ritzer, George. 2000 c. Modern Sociological Theory. 5th ed. Boston: Mc Graw Hill.
Ritzer, George. 2003. Contemporary Sociological Theory and its Classical Roots. Boston: Graw
Hill.
Turner, Jonathan. H. 2003. The Structure of Sociological Theory. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
CORE COURSE
SOC4 B.05 SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODS
No. of credits: 4
Objectives
1. To provide an understanding of fundamentals of social research
2. To discuss the different forms of research and its applications
3. To understand the scientific nature of research and various steps involved in it.
4. To understand various tools, techniques and methods of data collection and to identify
their applications in different contexts.
5. To distinguish the characteristics of qualitative and quantitative research.
-14MODULE I FUNDAMENTALS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH
I.1. What is research, Purpose of research, Scientific method, Research and theory
I.2. Social science research: Meaning and Scope, Objectivity in social research
I.3. Qualitative and Quantitative Research: Historical development and Present Scenario.
MODULE II TYPES AND METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH
II.1. Types of Research : Basic, Applied and Action Research
II.2. Qualitative Research Methods: Case study, Content analysis, Narrative,
Focused Group Interview.
II.3 Quantitative Research Method: Social survey
MODULE III STAGES IN SOCIAL RESEARCH
III.1. Selection and formulation of Research Problem
III.2. Literature survey and Experience survey
III.3. Formulation of Hypothesis: Types of Hypothesis
III.4. Research Designs: Descriptive, Exploratory, Experimental and Diagnostic Designs.
MODULE IV DATA COLLECTION
IV.1. Types of Data: Primary and Secondary
IV.2. Sources of Data
IV.3. Methods of Primary Data collection: Observation, Local correspondents, Interview,
Questionnaire, Schedule, Projective techniques
IV.4. Construction of Questionnaires : Criteria and guidelines.
Reference
Ahuja ,Ram(2001) , Research Methods , Rawat Publications , New Delhi
Claire , S., Marie Jahoda , Morton Duetch and Stuart W.Cooke (1962), Research methods in
Social Relations, New York , Colt, Reinehart and Whinstone
-15Dominwski , R.L., (1980) , Research Methods , New Jersy , Prentice Hall Inc.
Misra R.P., (1983), Research Methodology Hand Book , New Delhi,Concept Publishing co.
Neuman, Social Research Methods, 6/e, pearson
Young , P.V.&Schmid.C.F., Scientific Social Surveys and Research , Prentice-Hall of India Pvt. Ltd.
Goode, W.J., & Hatt ,P.K.(1981) ,Methods in Social Research , McGraw Hill,NY
Bailey Kenneth.D ., (1978) , Methods of Social Research ,Free Press , New York
Kothari , C.R .,(1985) , Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques , New Delhi,
Wiley Eastern Ltd.
CORE COURSE
SOC4 B.06 LIFE SKILL DEVELOPMENT
No of credits: 4
Objectives
1. To provide with the knowledge of necessary life skill for the application in everyday life
2. To enhance the quality of addressing issue relevant to the life situations
3. To enable the students to establish productive interpersonal relationships with others
4. To equip students for handling specific issues
MODULE I INTRODUCTION TO LIFE SKILL EDUCATION
I. 1. Definition of Life skills, Components of life skills, Need for Life skill training
I. 2. Life Skill a Life Course approach: (a) critical thinking skills / decision making skills
(b) interpersonal/ communication skills (c) coping and self management skills .
MODULE II COMMUNICATION SKILLS.
II.1. Communication: Definition, Types, Components -Verbal and Non Verbal Communication.
II.2. Effective interpersonal communication
II.3. Person to group communication: Public Speaking, Interview facing and Group Discussion
-16MODULE III CAREER PLANNING
III.1.Choosing a Career, Career Planning, Need and importance of Career Guidance
III.2. Career Guidance Centres, Sources of career information: Job Fair, Career Magazines,
Computerised job Search
III.3. Applying for a Job: Preparation of Resume, Follow up communication
MODULE IV SELF MANAGEMENT
IV.1. Self Esteem, Self awareness, Self control
IV.2. Emotional Quotient and Social Quotient
IV.3. Coping with emotions, Stress and strain
IV. 4. Conflict resolution, Steps and stages
IV. 5. Developing Positive thinking and Assertiveness
Reference
Elizabeth Hurlock (1968), Development Psychology, Mc Grew Hill
Baron A Robert and Byrne Donn (2003), Social Psychology, Prentice Hall of India
Delors, Jacques (1997), Learning: the Treasure Within, UNESCO , Paris
UNESCO and Indian national Commission of Co operation with UNESCO (2001), Life Skill
in Non formal education A Review, UNESCO , Paris
WHO (1999), Partners in Life Skill Education: Conclusions form a UN Inter Agency
Meeting, WHO, Geneva
Pathanki, Dhum (2005), Education in Human Sexuality: a Source Book for education, FPA
India and IPPF, Mumbai
Swathi Y Bhave ( ed) (2006), Bhave’s Text Book of Adolescent Medicine, Jaypee Brothers
medical Publishers , New Delhi
MKC Nair , et al (ed.)(2001), Family life education and AIDS Awareness training Manual for Minus two to
plus two
-17Websites
www.unesco,org
www.un.org
www.unfpa.org
www.who.int/en.
CORE COURSE
SOC5 B.07
SOCIOLOGY OF INDIAN SOCIETY
No. of Credits: 4
Objectives
1. To provide a sociological perspective for understanding the dynamics of Indian Society
2. To analyse the changes occurred in the various institutions in Indian Society
MODULE 1 FEATURES OF INDIAN SOCIETY
I.1. Features of Indian Society- Rural and Urban
I.2. Forms of Diversity in India-Linguistic, Religious, Racial, Ethnic
I.3. Bonds of Unity in India-Geographical, Religious, Political
MODULE II FAMILY, MARRIAGE AND KINSHIP
II.1. Family in Indian Society- Structural and Functional Changes
II.2. Marriage in Indian Society-Structural and Functional Changes
II.3. Kinship- Definition, Types, Terminology
MODULE 111 RELIGION, CASTE AND CLASS IN INDIA
III.1. Caste: Changes in Indian Caste System: Sanskritisation,Westernisation, Modernisation,
Recent trends in Indian Caste system,Backward Classes: Scheduled Caste and Dalits,
Other Backward Classes
-18III.2. Class Structure of Rural and Urban Society in India
III.3. Role of Religion in Indian Rural and Urban Societies
III.4. Regionalism, Communalism, Secularism
MODULE IV CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES
IV.1. Political – Corruption & Violence
IV.2. Social – Alcoholism & Drug Addition
IV.3. Economic- Poverty & Unemployment
Reference
Ram Ahuja, Indian social System
Dasgupta, Social Transformation in India
S.C. Dube, Indian Society
Luniya.B.N, Evolution of Indian Culture
A.R.Desai, Rural Sociology in India
Yogendra Singh, Modernisation of Indian Tradition
M.N.Srinivas, Social change in India
M.N.Srinivas, India’s Villages
Mukhi, Indian Social System
Dahiwale.S.M., Understanding Indian Society
Lerner Daniel, The Passing Away of Traditional Society
Shah.A.B, Tradition and Modernity in India.
Milton Singer, Traditional India
Iravati Karve, Marriage and Family in India
Pauline.M.Kolenda, Religion,Caste and Family Structure
Satish Deshpande, Contemporary India
-19CORE COURSE
SOC5 B.08 THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES IN SOCIOLOGY
No. of Credits: 4
Objectives
1. To provide the basic understanding on nature and characteristics of different schools of
Sociological theories and theoretical analysis
2. To help categorise individual theorist’s contributions into various Schools of thought.
3. To provide an understanding on intellectual roots of modern Sociological theories and
major contributors in different Schools of thought.
MODULE I DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY
I.1. Definition, Nature and Characteristics of theory, Elements of theory: Concepts, Variables,
Statements and Formats
I.2. Definition and Characteristics of Sociological theory, Types of Sociological TheorySpeculative and Grounded theories, Grand Theory and Miniature Theory, Micro and Macro Theories
I.3. Major schools of sociological thought- Functionalism, Structuralism, Conflict theory,
Interactionism (In brief)
MODULE II FUNCTIONALIST PERSPECTIVE
II.1. Origin and development of Functionalism
II.2. Functionalism of Talcott Parsons- Social Action theory, Social System, Pattern Variables
II.3. Functionalism of Merton- Functionalist Paradigm
MODULE III CONFLICT PERSPECTIVE
III.1. Origin of Conflict theory-Marx and Simmel’s Contributions to conflict theory
III.2. Major contributors- Coser: Functions of Conflict, Dahrendorf: ICA’s
MODULE IV INTERACTIONIST PERSPECTIVE
-20IV.1. Symbolic Interactionism: Historical roots-pragmatism and behaviourism, Influence of
Willaim James and John Dewey
IV.2. Major Contributors: G.H.Mead- Mind Self and Society, C.H.Cooley- Looking Glass Self
Reference
Adams, Bert and R.A. Sydie. 2001. Sociological Theory. Thousand Oaks,C.A: Pine Forge Press.
Abraham, Francis.M. 1982. Modern Sociological Theory: An Introduction, Oxford university Press
Cohen,Percy.S. 1979. Modern Social Theory, Heinemann Educational Books Ltd and The
English Language Book Society
Collins, Randall. 1986 . Weberian Social Theory. Cambridge: University Press.
Coser, Lewis. 1977, Masters of Sociological Thought, (2ed.) New York: Harcourt, Brace &
Jovanovich.
Delaney, Tim. 2008, Contemporary Social Theory, Investigation and Application. New York:
Prentice Hall.
Good, Erich. 1988. Sociology, 2nd Edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Kinloch,Graham.C.1977, Sociological Theory:Its Development and Major Paradigms,
MacGraw-Hill Book Company
Kundu, Sociological Theory, Pearson
Ritzer, George. 2000d. Sociological Theory. 5th ed. Boston: Mc Graw Hill.
Ritzer, George. 2000c. Modern Sociological Theory. 5th ed. Boston: Mc Graw Hill.
Ritzer, George. 2003. Contemporary Sociological Theory and its Classical Roots. Boston:
Mc Graw Hill.
Turner, Jonathan. H. 2003. The Structure of Sociological Theory. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
CORE COURSE
SOC5 B.09 SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY
No of credits: 4
-21Objectives
1. To introduce the basic concepts of Anthropology
2. To familiarize with Anthropological studies in India by focusing on Tribal
Communities in the country in general and in the state of Kerala in particular
MODULE I
INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY
I. 1. Definition, Meaning, Nature, Scope of Anthropology, Origin of Social Anthropology
I. 2. Methods of Anthropology: Case study, Ethnography – Focused Interview, Participant
and non- participant observations
MODULE II
CULTURE & SOCIETY
II. 1. Definition, Components of Culture, Characteristics of Culture, Stages of Cultural
Evolution
II.2. Theories of Culture: Functionalist thought of Anthropology: Malinovsky,
Structural theory: Levi- Strauss and Radcliff Brown
Theories of cultural process: Evolution, Acculturation, Assimilation, Diffusion,
Enculturation, Integration
II. 3. Social Institutions in Primitive Society: Marriage, Family, Kinship, Kinship Usages,
Class & Lineage Totem, Religion and Magic
MODULE III TRIBES IN INDIA
III. 1. Definition and characteristics of Tribes, Population Composition and distribution of
Indian tribes, Socio – economic status of Indian tribes
III.2. Tribes in Indian Constitution, Tribal Welfare in India
III.3. Tribal movements in India, Tribes in transition
MODULE IV
TRIBES IN KERALA
IV.1. Characteristics, Composition and distribution,
-22IV.2. Tribal issues in Kerala: Landlessness, Poverty
IV.3. Field visit to a Tribal Area
(The seminar presentations in the paper should be based on the field visit. Group
presentations based on the different aspects of the socio cultural life of the tribals visited should
be assigned grades. Each group should consist of maximum five students. No Member shall be
exempted from the presentation. Participation of each member will be considered in the process
of evaluation. Grades will be assigned individually on the basis of presentation and participation.
These grades would be counted as the grades for seminar presentation as part of the internal
assessment)
Reference
Madan and Majumdar, An Introduction to Social Anthropology
Makhan Jha, An Introduction to Anthropological thought
Herskovits M.T, Cultural Anthropology
Leela Dube, Sociology of Kinship
Balbir Singh Negi, Man, Culture and Society
Nadeem Hasnain, Tribal India
Arup Maharatra, Demographic perspectives on India’s tribes
K.S. Singh, The Scheduled Tribes
Roy Busman, Tribes in Perspective
Mathur PRG, Tribal situation in Kerala
CORE COURSE
SOC5 B.10 RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS
No. of credits: 4
Objectives
1. To provide basic understanding in social statistics.
-232. To provide an understanding of the use of statistical techniques of social research in
Project Work.
MODULE I
STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES IN SOCIAL RESEARCH
I.1. Statistics - Definition as singular and plural nouns, Scope and uses of statistics
I.2. Use of statistical methods in social research, Limitations of Statistics
MODULE II SAMPLING TECHNIQUES
II.1. Definition and purpose of sampling, Advantages and limitations
II.2. Types of sampling:
a) Probability sampling
: Simple Random Sampling, Systematic Sampling,
Stratified Sampling, Cluster Sampling
b) Non-probability sampling: Accidental or Convenience Sampling,Purposive or judgment
Sampling, Quota Sampling, Snow-ball Sampling
MODULE III
DATA MANAGEMENT AND PRESENTATION
III.1. Nature of Statistical Data: Variables and Attributes
III.2. Classification and Tabulation, Construction of Frequency Tables and its components
III.3. Diagrammatical and Graphical representation of data
(a)Dimensional diagrams – bar diagrams, pie diagrams
(b)Graphs – Histogram, Frequency curve, Frequency polygon, Ogives
III.4. Basic Statistical Measures : Central Tendency – Mean, Median, Mode
MODULE IV REPORT WRITING
IV.1. Target audience: Academic community, Sponsors of study and the General public.
IV.2 .Types of report: Synopsis, Research proposal, Comprehensive report for the
Academic Community
IV.3. Content of Research report: Introduction, Research design and Data collection,
-24Data Processing and Analysis , Findings , Summary, Appendices and Bibliography
Reference
Ahuja ,Ram(2001) , Research Methods , Rawat Publications , New Delhi
Claire , S., Marie Jahoda , Morton Duetch and Stuart W.Cooke (1962),
Research methods in Social Relations, New York, Molt, Reinchart and Whinstone
Gupta S.C .and Kapoor V.K.,(1986) , Fundamentals of Statistics, New Delhi, Chand
Misra R.P., (1983), Research Methodology; Hand Book , New Delhi ,Concept
Publishing Co.
Young , P.V.&Schmid.C.F., Scientific Social Surveys and Research , Prentice-Hall of
India Pvt. Ltd.
Goode, W.J., & Hatt ,P.K.(1981) ,Methods in Social Research , McGraw Hill, New York
Bailey Kenneth.D ., (1978) , Methods of Social Research ,Free Press , New York
Kothari , C.R .,(1985) , Research Methodology: Methods and Techniques , New Delhi
Wiley Eastern Ltd.
Krishnaswamy .O ., (2004) , Social Research Methods , New Delhi , Himalaya Pubs.
Lakin, How to Use Statistics, Pearson
Wampold , B.E, and Drew, D.J.,(1990), Theory and Application of Statistics, Mc Graw Hills Inc.
SOC6 B. (PR) 01 PROJECT WORK SEMESTER 5 AND 6
No. of Credits: 2
Specifications of the Project Work
1. Project Work is spread over the two Semesters, 5 and 6 respectively. Submission of the
Project Work should be made at the end of the 6th Semester only. The number of credits
will be 4 and hours of work in each semester will be 2.
2. The project work may be on any Social Issue/ Social Situation/ Social Problem relevant
in Sociological analysis.
-253. Project work may be done by a group of students (5 to 7 members) and a Teacher in the
department is to supervise the work throughout the 5th and 6th semester.
4. Basic methods of social research discussed in the Semester 4 (SO4 B05: Social Research
Methods) and in Semester 5 (SO5 B10: Research Methods and Social Statistics) should
be applied for project work.
5. Project work should be based on either primary or secondary sources of data.
6. The project work report may contain the following items
a) Introduction
b) Methodology
c) Analysis
d) Conclusions
e) Bibliography
f) Appendix, if any
A declaration of students and certificate of the supervising teacher should be included in
the report.
7. Project Work Report may be in typed form in 30 to 40 pages (English: Times New
Roman, 12 point font, Malayalam: 12 point font; 1.5 space). Report should be spiral
bound and three copies of the same are to be submitted.
8. Report presentation is to be made in an open meeting by the whole group. No Member
shall be exempted from the presentation. Participation of each member will be considered
in the process of evaluation. All the members will be awarded with the same grade for
the presentation. Viva-voce will be conducted individually and individual grades will be
awarded. The grade of the student for project work will be the average of the common
grade for presentation (75%) and individual grade for Viva-voce (25%).
CORE COURSE
SOC6 B.11 ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETY
No. of Credits: 4
-26Objectives
1. To provide basic knowledge of environmental sociology
2. To make the students aware of the various environmental issues
MODULE I ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY
I.1. Emergence and development of environmental Sociology
I.2. Scope, Importance Need for Public awareness, Multidisciplinary nature of
environmental studies .
MODULE II THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS
II.1. Views of Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Karl Marx, Parsons , Anthony Giddens.
MODULE III ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
III. 1. Issues pertaining to water, air, soil, solid waste, sanitation, Technological waste,
Importing and Exporting of waste
III. 2. The role of Multi Nationals, Global warming, Climate Change
MODULE IV ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
IV.1. Deforestation, Construction of dams , Extinction of species
IV.2. Exploitation of natural resources and Bio diversity conservation
References
Benny Joseph- Environmental studies
Shardha Singh & Manisha Shukla- Environmental studies
Sukant K Chaudhary- Culture, Environment and Sustainable Development
Robe White-Controversies in Environmental Sociology
Redcliff and Benton- Social Theory and Global Environment
Ramachandra Guha-Social Ecology
-27CORE COURSE
SOC6 B.12 MASS MEDIA AND SOCIETY
No. of credits: 4
Objectives
1. To provide an understanding of different types of media and forms of communication
2. To provide a basic understanding of relationship between Media and Society
3. To analyse the changes in Media, Society and Culture
MODULE 1 COMMUNICATION
I.1. Definition and meaning and of communication
I.2. Group and Mass Communication, Extra Personal Communication
I.3. Communication and Modern Technology
MODULE II MASS MEDIA
II. 1. Nature characteristics and Functions of Mass Media
II. 2. Folk and traditional media, Printing and Publications, Electronic Media, Radio, T.V.,
Films, Cyberspace, Virtual Communication, Internet, Blogging
MODULE III THEORIES OF MASS MEDIA
III.1. Harold Innis and Marshal Mc Lahan: Space, Time and Global Village –
‘The Media is the Message’
III.2. Raymond Williams: Communication and Revolution, Cultural Materialism and Hegemony
III.3. Habermas: Culture and Public Space
III.4. Thompson: Media and Modern Society
MODULE IV CULTURAL STUDIES, POPULAR CULTURE
IV.1. Cultural Studies as Interface between Humanities and Social Science, Popular Culture,
High Culture and Low Culture.
-28IV.2. Media and Globalisation, Impact of Media on developing Societies, Democracy and Issues
of Media Regulation
Reference
John Fiske - Introduction to Communication Studies
Martenson - Introduction to Communication Studies
Anthony Giddens - Sociology
Nick Stevenson - Understanding Media Culture
Nick Stevenson - Social Theory and Mass Communication
Nick Stevenson - Media theory : An Introduction - Blackwell
Srivastava K.M. - Radio and T.V. Journalism
Mehta. D.S - Mass Communication and Journalism in India
Diwakar Sharma - Mass Communication : Theory and Practice in 21st
Century
Zahid Hussain - Media and Communication in the Third world
Raymond Williams - Communication and Revolution
Habermas - Culture and Public Space
CORE COURSE
SOC6 B.13 WOMEN IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY
No. of Credits: 4
Objectives
1. To provide basic understanding of the importance of women studies
2. To provide an analytical understanding of gender differences and major gender issues
MODULE I
NATURE AND IMPORTANCE OF WOMEN STUDIES
I.1. Origin and Development of Women Studies, Women Studies in National and
International Settings, Objectives and Relevance of Women Studies
-29I.2. Major Concepts in Women Studies: Sex, Gender, Gender Difference,
Gender Identity, Gender Inequality, Gender Bias, Gender Discrimination
MODULE II
SEX ROLE THEORIES
II.1. Biological Theories: Tiger and Fox, Murdoch, Parson
II.2. Cultural Theories: Ann Oakley, Bruno Bettelheim
II.3. Psychological Theories: Freud
II.4. Feminism: Definition, Meaning and Objectives, Liberal, Radical and Socialist
Perspectives of Feminism
MODULE III CHANGING STATUS OF WOMEN IN INDIA
III.1. Status of Women in Contemporary India: Family, Educational & Economic
III.2. Rights and Privilages of women in India
III.3. Women’s Movement in Post Independent India
MODULE IV MAJOR ISSUES OF WOMEN IN CONTEMPORARY INDIA
IV.1. Major Gender issues: Sexual exploitation, Rape, Prostitution, Sex Tourism,
Sexual Harassment, Media violence, Dowry, Women and Health
IV.2. Major Welfare policies and empowerment programmes for women in India -A Critical
Evaluation
Reference
Neera Desai And M Krishnaraj : Women And Society In India
M.N Sreenivas : Changing Status Of Women
Maithreyi Krishnaraj: Women Studies In India
Chandrakala: Changing Status Of Women
George Ritzer: Sociological Theory
David Boucheir : The Feminist Challenge
-30Ann Oakley: Sex Gender And Society
Haralambos,Michael : Sociology-Themes and Perspectives, Oxford University Press.
CORE COURSE
SOC6 B.14 POPULATION AND SOCIETY
No. of Credits: 4
Objectives
1. To provide a basic theoretical explanation of population studies and related concepts.
2. To provide critical analysis of the population theories
3. To analyse the changes in population in society
MODULE 1 POPULATION STUDIES
I.1. Population Studies, Definition, Nature, Subject matter and Scope of Population Studies
I.2. Relation of Population Studies with other Social Sciences: Demography, Sociology, Economics
I.3. Sources of Population Data: Census, Vital Statistics, Sample Survey, Dual Report System,
Population Registers and International Publications
MODULE II THEORIES OF POPULATION
II.1. Malthusian Theory
II.2. Optimum Population Theory
II.3. Demographic Transition Theory
MODULE III STRUCTURE,CHARACTERISTICS AND DYNAMICS OF POPULATION
III.1. Population Structure and Characteristics: Sex and Age Characteristics, Marital
Status, Education, Occupation and Religion
III.2. Fertility: Biological, Cultural and Social Factors of Fertility, Measures of Fertility
III.3. Mortality: Factors of Mortality, Measures of Mortality
III.4. Migration: Types of Migration- Internal and International
MODULE IV POPULATION GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT, POLICIES AND PROGRAMMES
-31IV.1. Population Growth in India with Special focus on Kerala -Education, Health,
Socio economic development
IV.2. Population Policies: Mortality, Fertility and Migration influencing Policies,
Anti-Natalist Policies
IV.3. Family Planning and Welfare Programmes
Reference
Asha Bhende And Tara Kanitkar: Principles Of Population Studies ,Himalayan Publishing
House,Bombay ,1996
Ashish Bose: Indian Population
Thompson and Lewis: Population Problems
M.L.Jhingan , B.K.Bhatt, J.N Desai: Demography
Agarwal S.N: India’s Population Problems
Bose A : Patterns Of Population Change In India
Clarke J.I: Population Geography
Mandelbaum D.G: Human Fertility In India
Srivastava S.C: Studies In Demography
Mamoria C.B: India’s Population Problems
ELECTIVE COURSE
SOC6 E.01 SOCIOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT
No: of credits: 4
Objectives
1. To familiarise the student with the concept of development.
2. To provide theoretical explanation of development
3. To understand the development experience of Kerala
-32MODULE I CONCEPT OF DEVELOPMENT
I.1 Basic concepts: Growth, Change, Evolution, Progress, Development
I.2 Social development, Economic development, Human Development,
Sustainable development
MODULE II THEORIES OF DEVELOPMENT
II.1 Modernisation Theory
II.2 Dependency Theory : Sameer Ameen
II.3 World System Theory : Immanuel Wallerstein
II.4 Unequal Union development
MODULE III DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCES IN KERALA
III.1 People’s Planning Programme in Kerala
III.2 A critical evaluation of people’s planning programme
References
Thomas Issac & Richard W Franke – Local Development and Planning
Katar Singh - Rural Development, Principles Policies & Management, New Delhi,
Serge Publication
Dunn Edgar. S. (1971) – Economic and Social Development, A process of Social
Learning, Baltimore the John Hopkins Uty. Press
Dube S.C.(1988) - Modernisation and development
Salunkhe. S.A. (2003) - The Concept of Sustainable Development (Root Construction &
Critical Evaluation, Social Change)
Fly UP